I then decided to create an authority site and started adding content to it and that's when it all went downhill.
Here are the changes I made right before the site fell off the face of the earth on Saturday. (It is still indexed, but is NOWHERE to be found for any of the keywords I was ranking for)
- Changed the homepage layout from a PAGE to a magazine style and added a featured content gallery. (it is a wordpress studiopress theme)
- added a 'subscriber' join box
- cloaked the affiliate links on the product review pages
- Added a bunch of posts
Anyone have any insight for me as to what is going on? Did the affiliate link cloaking hurt me?